I am an Individual, I am a Person, I am Eric

Thank you for accepting me for who I am,
for letting me be me,
because of that I am who I am,
I am Eric, an individual, a person,
a boy who is happy and free.

You were one of those teachers
who did not look at my handicap.
You just focussed on my abilities
and you helped me set my goals
and showed me how never to give up
and how to jump up on my feet if
I ever should fall.
So what if I don’t have a great penmanship.
I’m still a great poet
I can write me some great stories
because you, my family, the moon, the sun, the stars,
the flowers, the birds, the rivers, the ocean, and God,
will be my inspiration coming out of my heart
with all of it’s glory.
So, thank you for being to me a guiding hand that is true.
For I am an individual, I am a person, I am Eric, thanks to you.
Thank you, Mrs. Caballero for being you.

Love always Eric C. Rodriguez

I am an Individual, I am a Person, I am Eric

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Joined May 2009

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This poem I wrote to my son’s English Club teacher on his behalf when he was ten. Eric had a learning dissability and has dysgrafia, (it’s like dyslexia, but instead of a reading problem, it has to do with writing. So even if he could come out with great stories and poems in head, his brain couldn’t make his hand to execute the writing correctly). This special English teacher was one of the few that inspired him to keep on no matter what. So he proudly presented this poem to her.

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